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INVESTMN public relations materials
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Shari Prest, Ark Associates

Public relations is a crucial component leading to the success of school leaders and their school communities. INVESTMN (formerly Champions for Children™) is a communication partnership to teach Minnesotans about the accomplishments, risks, and challenges of public education. 

Let's invest in Minnesota together: Implementing a New Vision to Educate Students for Tomorrow in Minnesota.

These public relations materials were developed for MESPA by Shari Prest, Ark Associates. Glean what you can from the articles and presentations. Copy and distribute them in your educational communities as you see fit. Please use your influence to educate our communities about the needs and state of public education.

Champions for Children is a registered trademark used with the permission of Banach, Banach & Cassidy.    



Bits 'n Pieces, Feb. 2014
Current facts and resources for your use when discussing the status and needs of education: including Just the Facts on Building Bridges, Principles for Principals, Students Say, Charter Schools, Changing Workforce, About our Presidents, Tips for Tots and TV;  -- PLUS Quotes and Quotables on Leadership, Character, Relationships, and Technology.

From the Outside In, Feb. 2014
Key Messages:
 
  • Debates abound about whether schools can or should be run like businesses, or whether schools perform best when drawing strictly from educational experiences, methods and innovations.
  • In these dynamic times, the most improved outcomes will likely result from a variety of public and private models and experiences.
  • Educators themselves are best qualified to synthesize, evaluate and apply educational methodology.

Excellence in Education, Feb. 2014
LEARNING FOR LIFE
Key Messages:

  • Excellence in education begins long before children enter the public school system and continues through their participation in the workforce.
  •  Public education is foundational to Minnesota’s success as a place to live, work, have a family, and own a business.

Superintendent/Board Reations are Public Relations
Key Message:  Administration/board relations are public relations that have significant intended and unintended consequences.

Bits 'n Pieces, October 2013
Current facts and resources for your use when discussing the status and needs of education: including Just the Facts on Homework; Teens, Tweens, and Technology; Technology and Change; Family Matters; Reflections for Parents and Educators;  -- PLUS Quotes and Quotables on Teaching and Testing; Investment; Technology; and Homework.

Fall Forward, Sept. 2013
Key Messages:
  • The success of public schools and the learners they serve depends on adults’ shared commitment to student achievement and development.
  • Fall presents new opportunities for educational leaders to engage others in providing exceptional learning opportunities for all learners.

Bits 'n Pieces, August 2013
Current facts and resources for your use when discussing the status and needs of education: including Just the Facts on Graduation Forward, Administrator/Board relationships, Leadership, Data and Demographics, Bully Bulletin, All in the Family, and Parent Pop Quiz -- PLUS Quotes and Quotables on Parenting, Progress, Leadership, and a Quirky Quiz.

Bits 'n Pieces, June 2013
Current facts and resources for your use when discussing the status and needs of education: including Just the Facts on Special Education, Ethnically Speaking, Bully-wise, Tech-knowledgy -- PLUS Quotes and Quotables Technology, Leadership, and Teaching and Learning.

Who are you? May 2013
Who do you think you are?
Who do they think you are?

Competition, It's Here to Stay, April 2013
Key Messages:
 
  • Public schools must now compete for the profound privilege of educating Minnesota’s children for the future.
  • Today’s educational leaders need to also be public relations leaders for their schools to successfully compete.
 

Stop Summer Learning Loss, March 2013
Key Message: There is a leak in the system—summer learning loss.

Minnesota Markers, February 2013
Key Message: Minnesota’s success is exceeded only by its potential.

Bits 'n Pieces, February 2013
Current facts and resources for your use when discussing the status and needs of education: including Just the Facts on the Legislative Landscape, Academic Achievement, Graduation Rates -- PLUS Quotes and Quotables on the Economy and Excellence.

Bits 'n Pieces, Winter 2012-13
Current facts and resources for your use when discussing the status and needs of education: including Just the Facts on Leadership, Marketing, The World (some reasons global education and educating our kids globally are important); Kid Connections on Parents of Preschoolers, Parents of Tweens, and Cliques in Schools  -- PLUS Quotes and Quotables on Leadership, Accountability, Continual Improvement, Citizenship, and Marketing.

This is the Time, November 2012
Key Message:  The window of opportunity to effectively advocate for your schools is open now. Take stock of your advocacy for promoting public schools and school leaders as a good investment.

Bits 'n Pieces, November 2012
Current facts and resources for your use when discussing the status and needs of education: including Just the Facts on Family and Community systems that support school success, Building Character to banish bullying, The Economy of Education, and Communications -- PLUS Quotes and Quotables on Leadership, Communication, Character, Change, and Kindness.

Pain By Any Name Hurts the Same, October 2012
Key Message: The best time to end bullying is before it begins.

Economics of Education, August 2012
Key Message:  Quality schools are the best investment we can make for the future.

Bits 'n Pieces, Summer 2012
Current facts and resources for your use when discussing the status and needs of education: including Just the Facts on The Economy of Education, Learning from Lawyers, Ethics in Education, and Sailing toward September -- PLUS Quotes and Quotables on Educational Leadership, Life, and Just for Fun.

The Core and More, June 2012
Key Message: The K-12 Common Core Standards are intended to define and measure what students should know and understand in each curricular area at the end of each academic year.  A state can choose to use the Common Core Standards or alternative standards to determine if students are making appropriate progress toward college and career readiness (CCR).

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